Freedom is a Gift from God

I firmly believe that freedom is a gift from God. I believe it is every mans given right to enjoy this gift. Unfortunately evil men often get in the way of this right.

Yesterday at church we sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and I was struck particularly hard by the last sentence: “As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free.” America is a blessed land; blessed with freedom and opportunity from God. We are not grateful, profitable servants if we do not, as a country, do everything we can to help spread freedom across the globe. Men were not meant to live under the oppressive thumb of government. Men were not created to live in slavery, persecution, fascism, totalitarianism, communism or otherwise.

There are many evil men and leaders in the world that would do anything to keep the masses subservient to them. These same people claim America is a bully, that we force our morals and values on others. I would argue just the opposite is true. America frees people to choose for themselves how to live, how to worship, how to learn. We free them from forced labor, forced religion, forced behavior.

I believe that if the USA is to keep it’s freedom, it’s prominence as the world power, we must remain close to God. We must have leaders that love and respect God. We must as a people strive for personal righteousness. And we must share the gift of freedom with those that can not obtain it for themselves.

To quote John Adams: “If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.”

Is American freedom perfect? No, because men are not perfect. But America is a chosen land, a blessed land, a giving and caring land. Long may it live in freedom.


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